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• Journal one positive experience that happened in the last 24 hours.
Doing this allows your brain to relive the experience.
• Exercise. By exercising, you teach your brain that behaviour
• Meditate. Meditating offers our brain the opportunity to overcome
the cultural ADHD we have been creating by trying to do multiple
tasks simultaneously. Meditation gives your brain permission to
focus on one task.
• Perform random acts of kindness. Write one positive e-mail daily
to someone in your social network.4
TEN KEYS TO HAPPIER LIVING – THE “GREAT DREAM”
As noted by the charitable organization Action for Happiness,5 there are
other concrete things you can do to increase your level of happiness. These
things may be obvious and small, and take just a little time, but do them regularly
and you will see positive results.
One of the most rewarding things you can do is to help others.
Happy people are very good at nurturing their relationships with friends,
family and partners.
In addition to teaching your brain that behaviour matters, there is science
behind why exercise can improve your happiness. The mood benefits
of just 20 minutes of exercise can last 12 hours. Exercise outside for a
When we are present, we are more productive, creative and generally
Learning affects our well-being in many positive ways.
Having goals to keep you focused and moving forward, and being optimistic
about the future, are important for our happiness.
Happiness is not the absence of suffering; it is the ability to rebound from